Lewis James Professional

Sourcing Consultant

Lewis James Professional is a woman-owned staff augmentation, project consulting and direct hire search and placement firm. We are currently seeking a Sourcing Consultant for a contract opportunity with a financial services client.


  • Report to the Category Director, the Category Manager is responsible for managing all demand management and supply management activities for one or more categories of spend, with the goal of optimizing the total cost of ownership, managing supplier risk, ensuring suppliers adhere to needed timelines, and meeting all business stakeholders’ needs.
  • Serve in a relationship management role with key business/executive partners to drive collaboration, prioritization of business needs for contract support, and ensure engagement of appropriate resources across TSSM to deliver supply value with effective risk mitigation.
  • Actively manage pipeline of projects for team and ensure project delivery to agree upon timelines and expectations.
  • Implement category strategies with medium spend levels, complexity, and strategic importance within his/her portfolio to optimize business efficiency and drive maximum value.
  • Develop an understanding of the current category activity within the Business and determine where SSM can have a greater involvement and drive value.
  • Maintain deep understanding of global supply markets, competitors and product innovations.
  • Build strong relationships with ‘internal customers’ and industry suppliers.
  • Partner with Business Leaders and Executives to ensure that sourcing strategies/category plans and execution are aligned with the Business and MoE/ecosystem Goals.
  • Lead cross functional teams in the development of category specifications, RFIs, RFPs, contracts, and sourcing project plans.
  • Perform market data analysis for negotiations and supplier selection, and leads high-complexity sourcing events.
  • Compile commodity profile details such as supplier performance, volume forecasts, and design specifications.
  • Analyze trends and dynamics of supply markets, and prepares commodity-specific performance metrics & dashboards.
  • Engage risk stakeholders as needed for sourcing activity.
  • Promote risk excellence and sound risk management as the first line of defense by driving and owning bank-wide policies including sourcing and purchasing, travel and expense reimbursement and contingent workforce.
  • Ensure compliance with Bank policies for regulatory directives and other firm-wide policies.
  • Actively manage pipeline of projects for team and ensure project delivery to agree upon timelines and expectations.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required 6 to 8 years of relevant experience in sourcing (and related functions) with regulated organizations known for the strength of their operational, customer service, and risk excellence. Knowledge of the market, suppliers and cost drivers.
  • Demonstrated experience with managing matrixed supplier relationships.
  • Subject Matter Expertise in strategic sourcing methodology and techniques.
  • Proficient analytical skills as well as verbal communication skills.
  • Project management and time management skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, particularly at the management level.
  • Self-motivated, with executive presence and presentation skills.


For immediate consideration, please click “Apply” and use Job Code BHJOB11837_2754. You may also send a copy of your resume to: resumes@lewisjamesprofessional.com and enter only the following job code in the subject line: BHJOB11837_2754. Lewis James Professional is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V